To their credit, AWEKAS responded:
AWEKAS Wetterkartensystem - Othmar Gattringer wrote:
> Sorry but this post was by one of our admin. The primary problem was you air pressure. It was to low. I think it was the absolute pressure not the relative.
> Cam is no problem! It can be hide…. (because its no weather cam)
> Best Regards
> Othmar Gattringer
> AWEKAS Weather Map Network
I have written back to them as follows:
First, thanks for the response. However, your admin needs a lesson in etiquette.
As for the cam, it is a weather cam, and does show if it is raining, foggy, cloudy, and lots of other stuff. It is one of two cams and is only temporarily pointed at the foaling pen. Mine is a Personal Weather Station, and a very professional one at that. My viewers are local and regional, and they actually like watching the foals being born on cam each year. It is one of the things that makes my weather site much more appealing to my visitors that other weather sites.
As for the pressure issue, interesting that you think my pressure is too low, CWOP says it is fine compared to nearby stations. Anyway, you guys need to remember that his isn't a a science experiment. Most PWS are run as a hobby, and while we like to keep our information accurate, it may not always be in line with what you think it should be. If you want to aggregate PWS data you have to expect some degree of variance. Perhaps you should aggregate NWS or NOAA station data; but from what I've read on the subject, they aren't very accurate either, mainly because of (mis)placement in many areas.
I've made the decision to stop sending my data to AWEKAS and some other sites. It seems that the receiving sites always seem to develop an attitude that I should be thankful that they allow me to give them my data, when in reality it should be the other way around.
I wish you the best. Thanks again for the response.